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Rebecca
Charlotte, NC, United States
2012-09-12 13:27:04
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
Response to a Craigslist Posting
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Lisa or Phillip Frank
Email Address:
   phillipfranktellme@gmail.com
First of all, who buys furniture sight unseen? The typos and grammer in the email is terrible. There are young, gullible people out there that would fall for this (like my son in law). My mother is continuously getting involved with scammers and I have alot of experience with spotting the \"obvious\" signs. Please do not do business with anyone who will buy your belongings sight unseen with a cashiers check or paypal or any other form of payment other than CASH AND IN PERSON!!!

EMAIL RECEIVED:
From: phillip frank
Subject: Re: Bedroom Set - $1000 (Lower Charlotte
Thanks for your reply concerning my inquiry and sorry for the latereply,am quite comfortable with the condition of the item,i wouldn\'t mind adding an extra $50 to your asking price to keep this for me.I am paying by Cashiers Check.It will take few days for payment to get to you. As per pick-up,You don\'t need to worry about that as i have a Moving company I will make arrangement with for the pick-up after payment has been received and clear in your bank.I really need this,quite important.I will be more than glad if it can be sold to me. Email me back with a name, address and your phone number for the check,as soon as the check clears,we can proceed with the pick up and shipment I would like you to take the posting off craigslist .Thanks

Lisa
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